Judge Rejects Bid To Allow School Vouchers

DENVER (AP) – A Denver District Court judge is keeping an injunction in place barring the Douglas County School District from implementing a voucher program.

The school district asked for a delay on Monday after Judge Michael Martinez issued a permanent injunction against the program.

Martinez blocked the voucher program earlier this month, saying it’s a disservice to the public interest for taxpayers to pay tuition for religious schools.

According to the Denver Post, several private schools said they would keep the students enrolled and would help them with tuition.

The newspaper also reported Tuesday that the Daniels Fund has given the school district $330,000 to pay for legal fees and offered a $200,000 matching grant.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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